One Hundred Days to Go Until . . .

One Hundred Days! There are only 100 days left in 2023. If you do a bit of an internet search, you’ll find bloggers who are offering challenges to help you finish projects in that timeframe. Others, offer ideas of projects you can start and complete in time for the holidays. I’m not doing any of those things! Far be it for me to enable anyone with unplanned squirrel projects. Thank you very much, but I have plenty floating around in my head already. Happy Fall Solstice!

One Hundred Day Song

Instead, I offer up a song that I wager almost everyone knows the words and tune. Can you guess what it is? I’ll officially be humming it starting early tomorrow. Bright and early, before the sun comes up I’ll happily sing . . . are you ready . . . it’s best sung in a round with friends . . .

Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer, take one down and pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall. Alas, that is not very fitting for a countdown of the remaining days of 2023. Instead, I propose: Ninety-nine days of the year are left, 99 days of the year, spend today however you choose, you’ll still have 98 days of the year. This ditty still needs a little bit of work as I think it ends too abruptly. Think it will catch on? I was going to create a little video, singing it . . . but I will spare your ears.

Beyond One Hundred Days

Did you see we have an informal walking challenge? It’s called the Walk the Walk Challenge. Pretty original, huh?! No, seriously. Cheree and I would love it if you joined us.

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you do join us?

  1. You will mentally know that some of your quilting friends are cheering you on to increase your steps each day or meet your goal.
  2. You will avoid neck and shoulder issues from sewing or quilting too long because you really should move a bit every hour
  3. You will sleep better because you won’t be able to go to sleep without having met or trying to meet your goal for the day
  4. You will be releasing endorphins that make you happy so your friends and family will be wondering what you’re up to
  5. You may just start an epidemic of movement in your circle of peeps because everyone you know will want to join in

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you don’t join us?

  1. Nothing! We are not going to shame anyone.

We know going in that there WILL BE days that we don’t meet our goal. And you know what? Nothing will happen. The world will still revolve around the sun. Quite honestly, you can lie and say you’re joining us and then lie about your daily or weekly stats. We’ll never know!

One Hundred Days Wrap-Up

I’ve been wanting to use this cute little meme since I found it on November 5, 2022. It’s a fitting wrap-up to a post about one hundred days, don’t you think?

Happy Saturday to you. Have a wonderful and safe weekend. See you on Monday for our regularly scheduled to-do list. By then, we’ll be down to only 98 days left to go. ~humming~

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11 Responses

  1. Like Tracie, we have a nice treadmill and stationary bike, both acquired recently. Hubs has been very religiously using both, and I still haven’t tried either one! Usually it’s the other way around! Isn’t that weird? I did restart Weight Watchers yesterday. I’ve gained 8 lbs since my skin surgeries in April! I do have a goal of losing 5 lbs by our anniversary in October, and I intend to start using the treadmill or stationary bike this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Cheree Hull says:

    I hadn’t even heard of the 100 days thing until now and I’m seeing it everywhere. I’m loving the idea but not for quilting–already have enough goals there. I decided to make a list of things I need/want to do anyway. This will blend with things I want to get done for the holidays, reading to get in this year yet etc so it’s just extra motivation. What can it hurt? I’ll get some things done! I’m so glad you came up with the walking motivation. I’m having fun with it and it has definitely kicked me up into a higher gear! Hoping others keep joining!

  3. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Ok…I am really in despite what I said. I am starting tomorrow! Day 99….a rebel at heart….no just a procrastinator!

  4. Rochelle Summers says:

    This made me so happy this morning. I like the idea of singing just don’t want that 99 bottles of beer as an ear worm!! When I walked the neighborhood, I used to sing while I walked so that I could see if I was walking fast enough. If it was hard to sing and catch my breath I was moving!! Thank you for the encouragement. I look forward to Monday’s post, too. You are an inspiration, my friend.

  5. Laura says:

    I like Laura’s rendition…”spend today however you may, leaving 98 days of the year to enjoy.” How about replacing enjoy with play?
    Does walking up and down the stairs count? Ha, ha! Maybe I should try Wendy’s method…just commit for October. I don’t live in a flat neighborhood. I live on a mountain slope…hard to get motivated to walk back up after walking down. Even harder when everything is covered in ice. But October sounds good. 🙂

  6. “Ninety-nine days of the year are left, 99 days of the year, spend today however you choose, you’ll still have 98 days of the year.” I love this! May I amend the wording a bit for a more flowey rendition? How about: “Ninety-nine days of the year remain, 99 days of the year, spend today however you may, leaving 98 days of the year to enjoy.” I admit, this part isn’t quite right, ‘leaving 98 days of the year to enjoy.’ but I think it’s a good placeholder.
    I’d love for you to audition this for us to see/hear – hint-hint.
    BTW: I’m working on my second 18 inch square donation quilt you brought to my attention in your ToDoTuesday post. As you know, I’m sloooow – so the end of October deadline works for me! Thank you for the link!

  7. One hundred days!! Where did the year go? Time to get busy on gifts for Christmas! If my knees worked I’d love to join your challenge, but alas…I do shoot for a certain number of steps per day, pain or no pain! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

  8. Wendy says:

    I’m going to set a goal of walking each day in October and see if I can carry it through to the end of the year. Hard to believe we are so close to the end of 2023!

  9. Tracie says:

    Thanks for the encouragement! I have a nice treadmill and it’s time to start using it regularly.

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    Where or where has the year gone. Hard to believe it is the Fall season already isn’t it. Have a great weekend and keep on singing!

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